Green River Star -

By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

18-year-old may face prison time


August 9, 2017

A man accused of sexually abusing two 13-year-old girls pleaded innocent to four felony charges.

Justin Lucas Smith, 18, of Green River appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Nena James at an arraignment to four counts of third-degree sexual abuse of a minor.

If Smith is found guilty of all four felonies, he could face a maximum sentence of 60 years in prison and a maximum fine of $40,000. A jury trial has been scheduled to take place Oct. 10, at 9 a.m.

The cases stem from two separate incidents.

According to court documents, on April 20, 2017, Green River Police officer Joshua Hutso...

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